Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Office Horticulture

So I work as a financial analyst.  It is a dude HEAVY career path and I am one of only three female analysts in our office.  The guys we work with are very respectful and funny and I've never felt like the odd man out ... girl out?  Whatever.


So yesterday one of the other female analysts and I were coming back into the office after running out for coffee and as we walked by our admin assistant's desk she yelled "hey LADIES!" Loudly.  Like a female version of Jerry Lewis.

Both of us whirled around wondering if we were tracking in coffee grounds or somehow had managed to pick up a wad of toilet paper on the heels of our shoes.

"You need to figure out where to put those plants."

We moved into new office space yesterday and a few plants from around our old office were grouped together in the waiting room.

"Oh, um."  We both stammered.  I just replied "I. Think. They. Look. Good. There?"  Wondering why in the hell she was asking the person who is seriously surprised she has managed to keep some primroses alive for longer than five minutes and is pretty sure it has to do with the landscapers my HOA hires or Predo and Jimmy coming over and fertilizing them when I'm not home.

We both walked back to our desks and were like "that was weird."  A few seconds later one of my other coworkers came into my cube.

Coworker: I resent the sexism of what just happened there.
SSG: Oh.  I don't know that she meant anything by it.
Coworker:  Just because I'm a GUY doesn't mean I don't know where to put plants.  GOD!

4 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

That is too funny...So, are the plants still sitting in the same place?

belladella said...

Too funny! How's the new office?

mom x 2 said...

That's hilarious! I would not be asked to move the plants, girl or not.... they would instantly die, since my thumb is so far from green it's pathetic!

Molly said...

I'm in another dude heavy environment: development.

It's ever a revelation to me what the guys around here care about. Furniture orientation.Plants in the lobby. The color of the Chick Fil A stand (don't ask).

It's kind of fun to see what they come up with.